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Clearwing Moths

Time/Date - 14:00 - 17:30, Wed 14 Jun 2017

Wildlife training courses by renowned experts from around Britain and Ireland.
Red-tipped clearwing Synanthedon formicaeformis © Dave Allen

Red-tipped clearwing Synanthedon formicaeformis © Dave Allen

This half day course will explain how to use pheromone lures to try and attract three species (Red-tipped, Currant and Thrift) of this elusive family of moths. We will cover, where to look, timing, what parameters to record, how to store and use the lures and what will constitute a record. We will also look at how to find and record signs of another species of clearwing, the Lunar Hornet Moth. Above all the course will stress that extreme patience is a virtue. Lures will be available on short term loan.

Leader: Dave Allen

Location: Cultra Manor, Training Room


Additional Information

Centre for Environmental Data and Recording (CEDaR) Training Courses are aimed at anyone interested in wildlife. It is hoped that attendees will become wildlife recorders; recording what they see around them and submitting their records to CEDaR Online Recording –
  • These are adult education courses and not suitable for young children. Anyone under 18 attending must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This course is suitable for beginners.
  • Suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor fieldwork is essential.
  • Please bring a packed lunch although there is a café on site about a 10 minutes’ walk from the Manor.

For further information, contact Pauline Campbell, CEDaR Database Officer:


Tickets are £25 per person. Booking in advance is essential. To book please click "Buy Tickets" on this page.

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